President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended all schools games as the schools are set to re-open this Monday in the coronavirus period for 90 days.
In today’s message to Kenyans, all Primary and Secondary School games’ the president banned extra-curricular activities.
In the Executive Order signed Sunday morning, the president banned schools’ co-curricular activities like sports, drama, music and prize-giving for 90 days as well as all exchange visits between schools.
The news will be a disappointment to the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) and Kenya Primary Schools Sports Association, the two bodies charged with organising school games in the country.
KSSSA had lined up a bevy of activities for the year that would culminate in the country competing in the World School Games in Jinjiang, China for the first time. The East Africa Secondary School Games were also due to return to Kenya after a four-year absence.
When the first case of coronavirus the pandemic was reported in the country on March 12, Term One Secondary Games were at the county level as schools battled for slots to the national games, oblivious of what lied ahead.